International Student and Scholar Services, Overseas Opportunities, Teaching Learning and Scholarship
4 Year Degree
The primary functions of the position include the following: planning, coordination, and implementation of programs related to China (70 percent) and international student services (30 percent).
Full position description: The holder of the position will work in collaboration with the Assistant Provost for Global and Strategic Partnerships and the PDSO/RO in a growing and dynamic Office of Global Citizenship. The person will communicate extensively with Chinese partners, college advisors, and admission applicants, preferably in Chinese. In collaboration with the Assistant Provost, the person will assist in the planning of the Sewanee-to-Wall-Street Program for Chinese high school students and/or the South China Forum, a student-faculty research program in China, and will implement one of the two programs. The position requires travel in China for two-six weeks per year, to be coordinated with the Assistant Provost. Travel includes, but is not limited to, implementation of the South China Forum for two-three weeks with students and another faculty member and admissions trips for prospective students. The person will visit China once or twice per year to help with admissions presentations and student recruitment. Under the guidance of the PDSO/RO, the person will help oversee international student services, such as planning and co-managing orientation for new international students, meeting transportation needs during campus breaks and for medical purposes, planning and implementing co-curricular activities, and managing international student records. If the holder of the position has Chinese language teaching experience and an M.A. in an appropriate field, s/he may be asked to offer two courses on Chinese language and/or Asian cultures.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
China programming (70 percent)
Communicate with CreditEase and other Chinese partners on collaborative programs
Communicate with Chinese applicants and Chinese college counselors
Visit China one-two times per year for admissions presentations
Depending on expertise, implement Sewanee portion of Sewanee-to-Wall-Street Program for Chinese high school students or implement South China Forum project, taking Sewanee students to China for collaborative research
Assist with production of Chinese language admission materials and other publications
If qualified, offer two sections of Chinese language and culture courses during each academic year
International student services (30 percent)
Co-manage international new student orientation
Assist with international student needs over holiday and summer breaks, including meal-planning, moving, transportation, and storage
Provide off-campus excursions for international students
Advise international students on academics, SEVIS regulations, USCIS opportunities, health insurance and health care systems, travel, social concerns, and a variety of other needs
Whenever possible and necessary, provide hospital or clinic assistance, liaise with our insurance provider, and help with transportation/travel needs
Serve as the advisor and financial signatory for the OCCU (Organization for Cross-Cultural Understanding) and organize/implement social events for students through the Office and the OCCU, often in conjunction with other cultural organizations
If qualified, serve as ARO and DSO in SEVIS and assist with reporting requirements to the Department of Homeland Security
Applications received by Oct. 31, 2019 will receive priority consideration. To apply, go to this weblink: https://jobs.sewanee.edu/postings/3788. A cover letter and resume with a list of five references are required. For those wishing to teach Chinese, evidence of Chinese language teaching experience is necessary.
One year of experience working with international students and/or international programs
Job Related Skills
High level of Chinese language proficiency (required); Native speaker of Chinese (preferred)
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing and oral presentations
Complex problem-solving skills
One year of experience as a Chinese language instructor (preferred)
Experience working in SEVIS and maintaining immigration records
May be trained to serve as RO/ARO and PDSO/DSO
About The University of the South
The University of the South comprises a highly-regarded College of the Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all
backgrounds and is located on a striking 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.